Govt ends special legal protections for accreditation assessments

Surveyors and general practices will no longer benefit from ‘qualified privilege’.
Rachel Fieldhouse

An accreditation agency says the Federal Government has ended special legal protections for surveyors and practices undergoing accreditation assessments.

In a letter seen by Australian Doctor, Quality Practice Accreditation (QPA) warned its surveyors they would have to sign employment-style contracts to ensure they were protected under professional liability insurance, in lieu of the regulatory protection they had held until recently.